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New Analytics from Play Games

Now you can see new kinds of games analytics reports in your Developer Console, to help you manage your games business and understand in-game player behavior.

Google sessions from GDC 2015!

This year we hosted our annual Developer Day at GDC in San Francisco. If you weren't able to attend, check out all of the sessions in the Google Developer Day playlist!

New APIs and development tools

Check out these new APIs and tools from Google Play games services —a new game publishing API, a revamped Unity Plugin, enhanced C++ SDK, and improved Leaderboard Tamper Protection.

Platforms for Your Games

Android

Building Your First App — Start with the basics!
Android NDK — Build games at native speeds in C++.

Cardboard

The easiest way to make and distribute VR games.

Chrome

HTML5 Game Development — Games one click away in your browser.
threejs.js — The fastest way to get started in Chrome WebGL.

Google Cloud Services for Gaming

Build cloud-integrated games for mobile and web platforms, including Android, iOS, Chrome OS, and Facebook.

Android TV

High-performance gaming in leanback mode.

Project Tango

Games that know where you are and what's around you.

Cast

HTML5 apps that can engage an entire room.

Acquire Users and Engage

Reach Billions of Android Users on Google Play

Put your apps in front of Android's huge base of active customers in more than 190 countries and territories across the world.

Play Games Services

Achievements, leaderboards, cloud saved games, real-time multiplayer, and more on Android and iOS.

Google Play Developer Console

Manage your game's store listing and APKs, and get useful stats about your player base.

Driving Mobile App Installs

Create campaigns geared specifically toward getting more people to download your app.

Monetize and Measure

Google AdMob

The largest mobile ads platform used by more than 650,000 apps. Monetize and measure your iOS and Android games.

Google Play In-App Subscriptions

Sell content, services, or features in your app with automated, recurring billing.

Google Analytics

Understand and measure what your users do inside of your game — a key to engaging and monetizing users in the long run.

Google Play In-App Billing

Let your players pay quickly and easily on their Android devices.

Ad Interstitials

Present rich full-screen experiences at natural app transition points.

Essential Tools to Build Your Games

Open Source Libraries and Samples

FlatBuffers — Fast and memory-efficient serialization
MathFu — Reliable C++ libraries for common math operations
Pindrop — Cross-platform C++ audio library
Motive — Spline-based and procedural animation.
LiquidFun — A fluid particle physics engine based on Box2D
fplutil — Command-line tools for Android C++ automated builds
VRToolkit — Build VR games for Android, including Google Cardboard
Pie Noon — A cross-platform C++ sample game which supports Android, Android TV, Windows, OS X and Linux
LiquidFun Paint — Paint app demonstrating LiquidFun
VoltAir — A game sample demonstrating LiquidFun and QtQuick

Unity Plugins

Play Games Plugin — Use Play Games Services in Android and iOS
Google Analytics Plugin — Easily implement Analytics in Unity
Google Mobile Ads Plugin — Mobile ads in native Android or iOS apps
Cardboard Unity SDK — Create VR experiences for Android
Project Tango Unity SDK — The quickest way to put the user inside a 3D world with Project Tango.

Checklists

Android App Quality Guidelines

All Android apps should meet these criteria.

Android TV Quality Guidelines

Make your app successful on Android TV with these tips and guidelines.

Play Games Services Best Practices

Focus on key aspects of quality, feature set, and UI that can have significant impact on your game's success.